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Stylish Charm, Rustic Peace. Beautiful Old Farmhouse, Sleeps 6+

Bedrooms 3
Space 140 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms in main house, with overflow accommodation available in cottage.

Nestled into the French countryside with beautiful views of the mountains of the Massif Central and the Puy De Dome lies our 17th Century granite farmhouse. Two large double bedrooms, one French double bedroom, two bathrooms, rustic kitchen and a grand living room - the main house sits in 2.5 acres of its own gardens and pastures but also provides all mod cons including high speed internet and even a huge Home Cinema with thousands of films. Guests are assured a tranquil and calming holiday in our unpretentious and thoroughly relaxing home.

There is also a simple rustic cottage on the land which has a double bedroom for guests if necessary. This also has a small living room with ancient bread oven and gorgeous views.

More Details

Michael Riley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

About Michael Riley

Bristol based media professional.

Michael Riley purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Michael Riley chose Creuse

I have to say I love the city life but have always wanted to own my own place somewhere far from it. I have always known it would be France, but this particular area I discovered while looking for a place to shoot a film. It just stuck in my heart. So we could say it was a coup de foudre.

We love going there because it's so genuine, off the beaten track, unchanged for generations and unspoiled. It is truly La France Profunde,

Another pro was the dignified history of masonry in the area, and this property, as well as all the others in the region, are evidence of it.

Everybody who stayed here mentioned how calming and soothing the place, the climate and the surroundings are. I hope you will come by and see for yourself.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Wonderful views, lots of nature, great walks and numerous large comfortable sofas. A huge range of music, books and films available to enjoy. Secluded on the edge of a small hamlet but within a few minutes of a large town with all the amenities.


Rougnat Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely views from the freestanding roll-top bath
    Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Actually an antique French double bed, but small.
  • There is another double bedroom available in the cottage in the garden, but it's rustic and simple and doesn't have a bathroom/toilet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Stylish Charm, Rustic Peace. Beautiful Old Farmhouse, Sleeps 6+
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful cottage, lovely view

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful and very well-maintained cottage in a lovely rural location, that is also close to amenities. Lots to see and do in the area, though time is well spent just sitting in the garden, admiring the landscape, and the changing skies.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Lots of charm, wood-fired heating and a large cinema screen

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very happy we found this place. Michael's house feels so much like a home! We took long walks, went swimming in the lakes nearby, visited the old villages of Aubusson, Chambon and Evaux les Bain. If you don't feel like going too far and just relaxing, the view from the garden, while lying on a long chair sipping on a lovely (and not expensive) French wine is exquisite. Definitely check out the huge movie collection, with everything from contemporary Danish films to English classics. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint but spacious

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this converted farmstead. Surrounding countryside great for long walks and a real antidote to London life.

House itself has been knocked through into the barn, so there's a big space for evening entertaining, and the owner has provided a library of films with a video projector and screen, which was enjoyable after sunset. Quirky bathroom means you can gaze out at the fields while you bathe.

Local village about 10 mins drive to get provisions. Will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy times in this lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Love our time here relaxing every summer- swimming in the lake at Champagnat and feasting on the local beef and cheese- Blue D’Avergne, Chevre, and Cantal are all great. The house is so convenient and clean, and the views are amazing. Can’t wait for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this charming house in France. The house has large grounds and is surrounded by wonderful landscapes. It was late September and the days were quite sunny, so we took a lot of long, tranquil walks in the area, and even managed a somewhat challenging (small) mountain climb! On warm days we ate lunch in the outside patio area and during cold nights lit up the fireplaces inside the house and felt very cosy and snug. The house is charming inside and everything worked fine. All in all, loved the place and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

An array of beautiful and clean lakes with sandy beaches, excellent for swimming and sunbathing, from 3 km away. Nearest town Auzances with supermarkets, bars and restaurants is 5 mins away.

Nearby medieval villages with regular farmer's markets and antiques brocantes, patisserie goodies, Croq, Evaux Les Bains (thermal baths), Aubusson (famous for its tapestries) and many others which we leave you the pleasure to discover.

Nearest city is Montlucon, 40 km away, with tons of shops, hypermarkets, water park, cinema, etc.


Rates & Availability

Rougnat Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $191.73

Civilised pets allowed, smoking allowed but prefer if you go outside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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